Shrinking Our Integrity Gaps in our Marriages, Part 2 with Dave & Ann Wilson

The demands of leadership on any marriage is enormous. In part 2 of our Shrinking the Gap Series, Jeff and Terra continue their discussion with long-time pastors and leaders, Dave & Ann Wilson. Make sure you start with part 1 if you missed out. After 40 years of marriage and ministry, raising three boys, Dave & Ann are the Family Life Today radio hosts and founders of Kensington Church, a national, multicampus church that hosts more than 14,000 visitor. The Wilsons unpack when their marriage was on the rocks and they came face to face with their failing contributions right in the midst of starting a thriving church. Dave & Ann share, with great vulnerability, what they learned in their 40 years of ministry and what they want want all leaders to know. Listen in and take to heart their seasoned wisdom.

Tune into Family Life Today radio or podcast to hear more from Dave & Ann Wilson. Go to familylife.com to find the station and times near you. You can also follow the Wilsons at @daveannwilson on IG and Vertical marriage anywhere you buy books.

Make sure you share this episode and subscribe to the LW podcast. Join us in the movement to become wholehearted leaders in our homes, work and communities. Pre-order your copy of the Mattson’s new book, Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Between What Leaders Preach & Live and get the AUDIOBOOK FOR FREE! Find more details at www.livingwholeharted.com.


Shrinking Our Integrity Gaps in our Marriages, Part 1 with Dave & Ann Wilson

Jeff and Terra get the honor of interviewing long-time pastors and leaders, Dave & Ann Wilson. After 40 years of marriage and ministry, raising three boys, Dave & Ann are the Family Life Today radio hosts and founders of Kensington Church, a national, multicampus church that hosts more than 14,000 visitor. The authors of Vertical Marriage, they are the creative force behind the DVD teaching series Rock Your Marriage and The Survival Guide to Parenting. We had a powerful conversation in part 1, as Dave & Ann share the realities of marriage, ministry, and raising boys. Having a healthy marriage as a leader is not easy. Listen to this candid and refreshing conversation that only seasoned leaders can offer.

Tune into Family Life Today radio or podcast to hear more from Dave & Ann Wilson. Go to familylife.com to find the station and times near you. You can also follow the Wilsons at @daveannwilson on IG and Vertical marriage anywhere you buy books.

Make sure you share this episode and subscribe to the LW podcast. Join us in the movement to become wholehearted leaders in our homes, work and communities. Pre-order your copy of the Mattson’s new book, Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Between What Leaders Preach & Live and get the AUDIOBOOK FOR FREE! Find more details at www.livingwholeharted.com.


Who are courageous girls?

Living and leading in a world with so many confusing voices and messages for girls (and boys) today, Courageous girls was birthed out of raising our own two girls. Never intending to have this grass roots movement go beyond our own backyard, it’s now a global movement! Moms and daughters are gathering in intentional community and with a greater purpose to raise daughters who are confident, resilient and live out grace-filled relationships. Courageous Girls provides a step by step free curriculum, written by Terra, to help moms walk with their girls at every stage of their growing years. With every mom leading one lesson a year, these groups address the critical issues girls are facing today with Biblical, clinical, and relationship wisdom. Listen into episode 43, where Terra has a discussion with Courageous Girls Leadership coaches Stephanie West and Beth Kershner, about what daughters of all ages are facing in today’s culture and how Courageous Girls is helping both moms and daughters grow deeper roots in who God says He is and who He says. Whether you are a mom, husband, dad, grandparent, aunt, teacher, youth leader, this podcast will not only inspire you, but help you understand the needs of women and girls today. God is at work! 

Learn more about Courageous Girls www.mycouragegirls.com or follow us @mycourageousgirls and @terramattson 

Consider reading: Courageous: Being Daughter’s Rooted in Grace 


Tools for Helping Our Anxiety

Anxiety is at the top of most conversations right now in light of a world pandemic. Unknowns are at every turn and whether you recognize you have anxiety or not, or are parenting a child or teen who struggles with anxiety, this season has created a whole new way of being for all of us. We are anxious about being anxious. Getting practical in episode 42, Terra puts on her clinical hat to help us learn how to reduce anxiety in our bodies and gain peace and presence to face our days. “Do not be anxiety…” was not a command in the book of Philippians but rather a recognition of our human condition to get anxious when things are not in our control. And, when were they really ever in our control? Learn how anxiety is an emotion that can be comforted and cared for and how to be place of peace for others.

 

For counseling and professional support, feel free to contact our clinical teammate www.livingwholehearted.com team or follow us @living_wholehearted or @terramattson.

 

As mentioned in the podcast, here are some great resources:

Terra Mattson, M.A. LMFT, LPC: Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace (Chapter 3 & 7)

Sissy Goff, MEd, LPC-MHSP: Braver, Stronger, Smarter: A Girl’s Guide to Overcoming Worry & Anxiety

Dr. Curt Thompson: Anatomy of the Soul and Anatomy of Shame

Dr. Rapee, Wignall, etc…: Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents

Max Lucado: Anxious for Nothing Study Guide: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World


Parenting in the Way They Should Go, Part 2

Have you ever wondered what our children are like? Well, today we invited them to tell you more about what it's like to have us as parents! Oh, you'll love it. In fact, Jeff even pulls a classic "builder/merchant" and owns it on the spot.
In part 2, we continue what it means to learn who God made our children to be, using the wisdom of the Core Values Index, and helping them to find their voice, honoring who they are and who they are in our families. When a child gets to practice their communication and conflict styles, learning style, motivation, gifts, and talents, when they grow old, they will have the confidence and the know-how and will likely take that into the world! Grace-based parenting invites our kiddos to be who God made them to be!
We are keeping it real today as Adonia shares what it's like to be the only "banker" in a family of "merchants."
Both girls share how they are learning to leverage the CVI to avoid comparison with others and see how God's plans are spot on for His purposes.
Subscribe to our podcast and share this with a friend, as we love helping you lead with integrity in the home, work and community! You can follow us at @living_wholehearted or @terramattson to stay connected throughout the week.
For more info or to take the CVI, click here. And... our latest book is finally on pre-order! Get your copy of Shrinking the Integrity Gap today!

Parenting in the Way They Should Go, Part 1

Don't you wish parenting was a one stop shop? Instead, it's more like a rollercoaster with unexpected twists and turns - sometimes you love it and sometimes you are begging for the exit. Today, it's just the two of us as we get the honor of dropping into thousands of homes with our official launch with the Christian Parenting Podcast Network! Now, if you are an aunt, grandpa, teacher, youth ministry leader, nanny, etc... you will want to listen too. Parenting is not just for the ones chasing children in their homes, as we all contribute into the growing lives in our community. In this particular episode, we are connecting the dots between the Core Values Index (CVI) and leading our children in the way they are bent - or made. When we do the intentional work to understand our own God-designed wiring and the unique wiring of our children, the often quoted Proverb 22:6, "if you train up a child in the way he should go, when he grows old, he will not part from it," begins to root in reality. Then, stick with us for next week as we keep real and interview our daughters.
For more info or to take the CVI, click here.
Our latest book is finally on pre-order! Get your copy of Shrinking the Integrity Gap today!

Her Story of Grace with KathyGrace Duncan: Part 2

We live wholehearted when we bring all of who we are (mind, body, soul, and relationships) before God and others. We love sharing such stories of grace and hope with you! Listen in as KathyGrace Duncan shares her story reclaiming her female birth name 27 years ago after living as a man for 11 years. Hers is a story of freedom through her relationship with Jesus. Though much of what KathyGrace shares may be controversial in today's culture, her story reminds us all that there is more to our identity formation than meets the eye. She is currently the Women’s Ministry Leader at Portland Fellowship in Portland, OR where she facilitates discussion groups, co-leads a small group, mentors and teaches. She is also the Chairwoman of the Portland Fellowship Board of Directors.

If you want to hear more of KathyGrace's story, make sure you subscribe to our podcast to tune in next week for Part 2. You can also visit www.courageousgathering.com to download her breakout where she unpacks more of her story and answers common questions today. Feel free to email KathyGrace directly for your questions, at kathygrace@portlandfellowship.com  For more books and resources, check out the Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender. with Dr. Preston Sprinkle.


Her Story of Grace with KathyGrace Duncan: Part 1

We live wholehearted when we bring all of who we are (mind, body, soul, and relationships) before God and others. We love sharing such stories of grace and hope with you! Listen in as KathyGrace Duncan shares her story reclaiming her female birth name 27 years ago after living as a man for 11 years. Hers is a story of freedom through her relationship with Jesus. Though much of what KathyGrace shares may be controversial in today's culture, her story reminds us all that there is more to our identity formation than meets the eye. She is currently the Women’s Ministry Leader at Portland Fellowship in Portland, OR where she facilitates discussion groups, co-leads a small group, mentors and teaches. She is also the Chairwoman of the Portland Fellowship Board of Directors.

If you want to hear more of KathyGrace's story, make sure you subscribe to our podcast to tune in next week for Part 2. You can also visit www.courageousgathering.com to download her breakout where she unpacks more of her story and answers common questions today. Feel free to email KathyGrace directly for your questions, at kathygrace@portlandfellowship.com  For more books and resources, check out the Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender. with Dr. Preston Sprinkle.


A Season for Everything

Listen as Terra unpacks the importance of both rest and play in the life of every leader. In light of the topic and season, we have decided to take a few weeks off to practice what we preach and to enjoy some family time and relaxation in the great Northwest. With a few weeks off from the podcast, we encourage you to take the time to review some of your favorite interviews or use the time to digest the InCourage 2020 Gathering - an incredible resource gathering with over forty incredible experts speaking on topics we need to talk about. Go to www.incouragegathering.com to get your ticket! All sessions and breakouts will be on demand from July 10 to July 31st. After two years of planning, we are excited to see women finally gather all over to lean into who God says He is and who He says we are. Enjoy!